Should Raptors have been so livid about Stephenson’s layup?

Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (6) makes a face during a break in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Indianapolis, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. The Pacers defeated the Raptors 108-90. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Was Lance Stephenson out of line with his late layup that sparked a scuffle with the Raptors?

The story:

Indiana’s 108-90 home victory over Toronto on Tuesday night was marred by a heated confrontation between the Pacers’ Lance Stephenson and the Raptors’ DeMar DeRozan with 3.3 seconds remaining in the contest. The shoving match broke out when tempers flared between Stephenson and DeRozan after the Raptors guard took issue with Stephenson’s layup at the end of the Pacers’ runaway win over their Eastern Conference rivals.

First game:

Stephenson, playing in his first home game since he re-signed with Indiana last week, finished with 12 points to help the Pacers rally from a 19-point, first-half deficit. “I almost teared up,” Stephenson said of the applause he heard as he went to the scorer’s table late in the first quarter. “But my main focus was to try and win the game. I’m just happy we won the game.”

Video of the play in question:

Raptors were not pleased:

Postgame:

More of this, Lance:

What do you think? Was Lance Stephenson out of line with his late layup that sparked a scuffle with the Raptors?

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